Healing Quotes Littles 508

“books. cats. life is sweet.”
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~ Edward Gorey

Healing Quotes Littles 401-500

“Children are the bridge to heaven.”
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~ Persian proverb
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“Let’s not have forced gaiety this Christmas, said Nora, like it was a dish. We’ll have a tiny bit of it, I said.”
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~ Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows
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“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.”
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~ Harlan Miller, Better Homes and Gardens
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“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.”
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~ Unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby
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“Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.”
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~ Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year
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“I can smell Christmas, I can taste Christmas, and I can see and hear it.”
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~ Jostein Gaarder, Through a Glass, Darkly
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“the fragrance of pine resin is frankincense poured out—a balm of stars and snow and moonlit nights”
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~ John Geddes
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“Actually Grandad Christmas is a pagan holiday and Jesus probably hates you for celebrating it.”
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~ Huey Freeman, The Boondocks
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“It still feels weird to spend money on Christmas trees. Back when Mom was alive, we’d go out “tree hunting.” That’s what she called it, anyway. I think other people might use the word “trespassing.”
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~ Jenny Han, Fire with Fire
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“Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.”
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~ Kin Hubbard
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“Sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”
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~ The Polar Express
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“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign onto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”
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~ Linus, Charlie Brown’s Christmas
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“At its best, Christmas is a mirror in which we see reflected the very best life can be. Where we see ourselves moved by generosity, inspired by hope, and uplifted by love, not only for ourselves but for the whole evolving universe.”
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~ Bruce Sanguin, If Darwin Prayed
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Remember this December,
That love weighs more than gold!
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~ Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon
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“Christmas is a spirit that flows from one heart to another. It is more precious than rubies and better than gold.”
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~ Agnes M. Pharo, What is Christmas
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“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”
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~ Charles Schulz
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“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”
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~ Buddy, Elf
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“Blast this Christmas music.! It’s joyous and triumphant.”
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~ The Grinch, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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“I’ve got an idea. Let’s come up with a bunch of new holiday traditions, you know, you bury the sadness.”
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~ Astrid, Gift of the Night Fury
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“Then Bob proposed: ‘A Merry Christmas to us all, my dears. God bless us!’ Which all his family re-echoed. ‘God bless us every one!’ said Tiny Tim, the last of all.”
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~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
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“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.”
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~ W. T. Elli
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The lights of the Christmas tree rose higher and higher, she saw them now as stars in heaven . . .”
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~ Hans Christian Andersen
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“The shortest night of the year is Christmas Eve – from sundown to son up.”
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~ Burton Hillis
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“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.”
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~ Irving Berlin, White Christmas
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“Lucy: Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown. At this time of year I think we should put aside all our differences, and try to be kind.
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Charlie Brown: Why does it have to be for just this time of year? Why can’t it be all year round?
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Lucy: What are you, some kind of fanatic or something?”
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~ Charles Schulz, Peanuts
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“And sleepless children’s hearts are glad

And Christmas-morning bells say ‘Come!”
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~ John Betjeman, from the poem Christmas
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“The love we’ve found, the love we’ve found, we carry it with us so we’re never quite alone.”
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~ Scrooge, The Muppet Christmas Carol
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“You are a celebration.”
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~ Tess Whitehurst, Magical Fashionista
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It’s always summer somewhere.”
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~ Lily Pulitzer
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“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”
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~ Pema Chödrön
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“You are a celebration.”
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~ Tess Whitehurst, Magical Fashionista
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“I didn’t need to search the world for a positive role model… I already had one; thirteen year old me would have never believed it. I had surpassed expectations… Thirteen year old me would have been really proud, and now it was time to show thirteen year old me that I was proud of her too.”
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~ Eliza, Selfie, S1E13, I Woke Up Like This
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“In each of us resides a deep desire to be seen. We long for our beauty to be expressed in such a way that others will glimpse our essence.”
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~ Jennifer Robin
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“Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, the first thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most: quiet, reflective time. Time to dream, time to contemplate what’s working and what’s not, so that we can make changes for the better.”
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~ Sarah Breathnach
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“We shall surely get to our destination if we join hands.”
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~ Aung San Suu Kyi
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“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.
“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
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~ A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
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“Difficulties are made to be overcome.”
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~ Miss Lemon, Agatha Christie’s Poirot
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“Just because somebody stumbles and has lost their way, doesn’t mean that they are lost forever.”

~ Charles, Professor X, X-Men: Days of Future Past
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“Did you ever feel, as though you had something inside you that was only waiting for you to give it a chance to come out? Some sort of extra power that you aren’t using.”
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~ Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
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“We are mosaics — pieces of light, love, history, stars — glued together with magic and music and words.”
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Anita Krizzan
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“Under certain circumstance there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
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~ Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady
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“If ever in pain, I think the best thing we can do is to create something.”
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~ Kamal Ravikant
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“May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.”
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~ Irish Blessing
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Self love is an ocean
and your heart is a vessel.
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~ Beau Taplin, Self love
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“I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
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~ Groucho Marx
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“You need to be content with small steps. That’s all life is. Small steps that you take every day so when you look back down the road it all adds up and you know you covered some distance.”
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~ the-healing-nest.tumblr.com
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“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.”
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~ Gene Hill
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“Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems.”
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~ Rainer Maria Rilke
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“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”
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~ Martha Graham
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“Practice love until you remember you are love.”
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~ Swami Sai Premananda
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“The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the spirit heals with joy.”
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~ Proverb
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“The whole idea of music, from the beginning of time, was for people to be happy.”
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~ Robert Plant
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“Let yourself become living poetry.”
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~ Rumi
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“You are capable of more than you know.”
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~ Glinda, the Good Witch, The Wizard of Oz
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“The spirit of her invincible heart guided her through the shadows.”
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~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
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~ Vincent Van Gogh
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“Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.”
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~ Walt Whitman
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“Drink from the well of yourself and begin again.”
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~ Charles Bukowski
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“How come we play war and not peace?”
“Too few role models.”
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~ Bill Watterson
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“We’re all golden sunflowers inside.”
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~ Allen Ginsberg
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“Peace is always beautiful.”
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― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
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“I think I fall in love a little bit with anyone who shows me their soul. This world is so guarded and fearful. I appreciate rawness so much.”
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~ Emery Allen
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“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”
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~ Amelia Earhart
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“Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just… start.”
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~Ijleoma Umebniyuo
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“From the moment I was born, I learned that I had two choices: to fight or die. I wasn’t the dying type.”
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~ Andrea, Ilona Andrews, Gunmetal Magic
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“She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them.”
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~ Beau Tapli
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“You define beauty for yourself, society doesn’t define your beauty.”
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~ Unknown
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“But sometimes your light attracts moths and your warmth attracts parasites. Protect your space and energy.”

~ Warsan Shire
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“You are made out of comets and stars.Do not surround yourself with those that treat you like dirt and dust.”
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~ the-healing-nest.tumblr.com
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“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story,

leave.
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~ Mo Willems
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It’s one of my theories that when people give you advice, they’re really just talking to themselves in the past.”
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~ Mark Epstein
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“I know it’s tempting to crawl back into that hole you spent most of your life in but please don’t do it. Don’t crawl in the darkness when you were always born to dance in the light.”
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~ Dele Olanubi
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My heroes had a heart
To live the life I wanna live
And all I remember is thinking
I wanna be like them
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~ Gnarls Barkley
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“Time spent laughing is time well spent.”
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~ Grandmother, Wink! The Ninja Who Wanted to be Seen
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“My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.”
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~ Peter Golkin

“A book is like the Tardis. It’s bigger on the inside.”
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~ Unknown
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“The bottom line is, what defines you isn’t how many times you crash, but the number of times you get back on the bike.”
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~ Sarah Dessen
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“Gliding down the bike path on a Saturday morning, you whip by somebody peddling in the opposite direction and give each other a nod. For a moment it’s like, ‘Hey, we’re both doing the same thing. Let’s be friends for a second.”
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~ Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome
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“I’d learned that it’s not just where you go, but how you choose to get there. So I pulled that sign of the green bike – ENJOY YOUR RIDE! – and went inside to take the first step toward doing just that.”
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~ Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
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“I don’t just love riding my bike. I love being on a bike. And being.”
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~ John Strickland
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“Maybe it was true, and being a girl could be about interest rates and skinny jeans, riding bikes and wearing pink. Not about any one thing, but everything.”
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~ Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
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Randy:
“I don’t like working with people I don’t know.
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Steele:
Hmmm, let’s see…I cried when Ole Yeller died, but I was young back then. I have a scar on my knee from when Willie Durante knocked me off my bike when I was seven. I beat the shit out of him later, then took his bike and sold it at a pawnshop. Oh, and my favorite color is pink…it’s really soothing.”
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~ Steele, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Bad Attitude
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“She wanted to go back. She wanted to be a little girl again, the one who thought getting high meant being pushed on the swing and pain was falling off her bike.”
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~ Amy Zhang, Falling into Place
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“We parked our bikes on verges so they could graze.”
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~ Roddy Doyle, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
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“Teacher: If you receive £12 from 5 people, what do you get? Pupil: A new bike!”
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~ John Jester, 99 School Jokes: School Jokes for Kids
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“Maybe it was true, and being a girl could be about interest rates and skinny jeans, riding bikes and wearing pink. Not about any one thing, but everything.”
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~ Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
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Your bike is discovery; your bike is freedom. It doesn’t matter where you are, when you’re on the saddle, you’re taken away.”
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~ Doug Donaldson
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“Of course we did other things too. We walked. We talked. We rode bikes.
Though I had my driver’s license, I bought a cheap secondhand bicycle so
I could ride with her. Sometimes she led the way, sometimes I did. Whenever
we could, we rode side by side.
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~ Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

“When i was a little boy i had a red bike, every night when I went to bed I begged God to give my bike wings so that in the morning, I could fly away. Every morning I’d crawl out of bed and run straight to the garage to see if he answered my prayers. I still have the bike. It’s more rusted than red now. But I still check. Everyday.”
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~ Tarryn Fisher, Mud Vein
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“The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.”
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~ Christopher Morley, Parnassus on Wheels
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“It shouldn’t be a surprise—and it pleases me no end—that Beckett was an avid cyclist. “The bicycle is a great good,” he once wrote. “But it can turn nasty, if ill employed.”
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~ Bruce Weber, Life is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America
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“Get on your bikes and ride.”
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~ Freddy Mercury
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“But cycling is less a hobby than it is a discipline with the potential to transform you. It brings balance.”
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~ BikeSnobNYC, Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling
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“When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day’s sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay’s call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead.”
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~ Diane Ackerman
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“When I began to read, I began to exist.”
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~ Walter Dean Myer
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“Reading is my super power.”
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~ Unknown
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“I was a shy girl, but when I read, I was adventurous. Books made me bolder.”
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~ Roxane Gay, The Books That Made Me Who I Am
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“Wicked people never have time for reading. It’s one of the reasons for their wickedness.”
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~ Lemony Snicket
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“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”
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~ Nora Ephron
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“Through these mornings
I wish books loved back.”
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~ Sandra Cisneros, Bay Poem from Berkely
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“When I walk through a library or a book store, I always touch the books that I’ve read. It is my way of giving my favorite characters a high five.”
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~ someecards
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“A book is a magic carpet that flies you off elsewhere. A book is a door. You open it. You step through.”
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~ Jeanette Winterson

Healing Quotes Littles 507

“And yet I cannot pretend that the reading that I have done in my adult years matches in its impact on my soul the reading I did as a child.”
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~ Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

Healing Poems 240

the great escape

listen, he said, you ever seen a bunch of crabs in a
bucket?
no, I told him.
well, what happens is that now and then one crab
will climb up on top of the others
and begin to climb toward the top of the bucket,
then, just as he’s about to escape
another crab grabs him and pulls him back
down.
really? I asked.
really, he said, and this job is just like that, none
of the others want anybody to get out of
here. that’s just the way it is
in the postal service!
I believe you, I said.

just then the supervisor walked up and said,
you fellows were talking.
there is no talking allowed on this
job.

I had been there for eleven and one-half
years.

I got up off my stool and climbed right up the
supervisor
and then I reached up and pulled myself right
out of there.

it was so easy it was unbelievable.
but none of the others followed me.

and after that, whenever I had crab legs
I thought about that place.
I must have thought about that place
maybe 5 or 6 times

before I switched to lobster.

~ Charles Bukowski

Healing Quotes Littles 506

“Reading books is the most glorious pasttime that humankind has devised.”
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~ Wislawa Szymborska

Healing Poems 239

Morning in May

Grass grows in the night
and early the mockingbirds begin
their fleet courtships over puddles,
upon wires, in the new green
of the Spanish limes.

Their white-striped wings flash
as they flirt and dive.
Wind in the chimes pulls music
from the air, the sky’s cleared
of its vast complications.

In the pause before summer,
the wild sprouting of absolutely
everything: hair, nails, the mango’s
pale rose pennants, tongues of birds
singing daylong.

Words, even, and sudden embraces,
surprising dreams and things I’d never
imagined, in all these years of living,
one more astonished awakening.

~ Rosalind Brackenbury

Healing Quotes Littles 505

“Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.”
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~ Lemony Snicket